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Birdline Victoria

Birdline Victoria (Australia) is a site for the reporting of rare or unusual birds outside their normal range, unusually high or low numbers, early or late arrivals or departures for migrant species and interesting behaviour or unusual habitat usage.

Birdline Victoria is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Margaret Alcorn, Michael Ramsey , Scott Baker and Simon Starr.

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We will publish reports of birds that are rare or unusual, outside their normal range, unusually high or low numbers, early or late arrivals or departures for migrant species and interesting behaviour or unusual habitat usage.

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November 2022
Sat 26Latham's Snipe, Stubble Quail
Castlemaine airstrip, Yapeen (restricted access)
5 snipe flushed from an ephemeral wetland beside the airstrip. I've not ever come across Latham's Snipe in Mount Alexander Shire before, and there are few previous records. Lots of Stubble Quail calling from all directions (>10). eBird checklist
Lawrie Conole 29/11 #268648
Sandy Point
Aprox 300 Sanderlings and Curlew Sandpipers with 50+ Bar-Tailed Godwits and 40 Eastern Curlews south of the surf club.
Rohan Bugg 27/11 #268646
Fairy Tern
Sandy Point
5 Fairy Terns on the ocean beach about 3 km south of the surf club.
Rohan Bugg 27/11 #268644
Fri 25Dollarbird
Sitting on a power line at the edge of town.
Gary & Judy Smith 25/11 #268635
Thu 24Common Sandpiper
Barwon River at Sheepwash
Very high tide. Resting on post near mangroves.
Rodney Long 24/11 #268628
Mon 21highlightBar-shouldered Dove
“Wibenduck”, Garnets Track, Jarrahmond
Vik Dunis 21/11 #268617
Sun 20highlightInland Dotterel
Massacre bay,Peterborough
Been present for 3 days now eBird checklist
Robert Anderson 20/11 #268615
Sat 19Crimson Chat, Budgerigar
Ned's Corner Station
7x Crimson Chat and ~300x budgies (including several birds breeding) at a couple sites across Ned's Corner and Cullulleraine. eBird checklist
Daniel Terrington, Leigh Pieterse 19/11 #268613
highlightWhite-breasted Woodswallow
Rossiter Rd, Bangholme (near ETP)
Single bird seen hawking off one of the dead pine trees near the wetland. Dark head with clean cutoff to a white breast and under-body. Dark tail and blue bill. Landed on the power lines once and coughed up a pellet before resuming its hunting. eBird checklist
Ken Crawley 19/11 #268612
Tue 15Square-tailed Kite
St Arnaud Road, Eynesbury
Adult bird. Watched for 5 minutes cruising low over sugar gums by football oval. Clear view. Upswept wings, pale head, barred fingertips. eBird checklist
Chris Lunardi 15/11 #268609
Sat 12Great Knot
Stockyard Point
Single bird amongst large combined flock of Curlew Sandpipers and Red-necked Stints eBird checklist
Robert Anderson 13/11 #268602
Channel-billed Cuckoo
Smart Street Reserve, Hawthorn
I heard the alarming call whilst walking the dog at 5.45. Very large bird seen briefly overhead being pursued/harassed by two Currawongs. Flying in a south westerly direction.
Andrew Hogg 13/11 #268601
Channel-billed Cuckoo
Gawa Wurundjeri Resource Trail, Watsons Creek
Seen at 9:00am flying in a mixed flock of about twenty birds, including Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Long-billed Corella and Little Corella. eBird checklist
Craig Lakey 12/11 #268600
Vicinity Knee Lane North Croydon
Appeared settled and calling intermittently.
Corrie & Ian Macartney, Emma Bridgeman 12/11 #268598
Eastern Koel
Heard Koel calling around the Toorac Rd area at around 7 am.
Jeff Dickinson 12/11 #268596
Fri 11Dollarbird
Newport Lakes Park
A dollarbird was observed perched in a dead tree on the north edge of the park (almost level with eastern bend in Bruce St) at ~10.25am today. It was observed for about 5 minutes. Although silhoetted against bright overcast sky, the squarish head, bright red bill and feet were observed. It was chased off it's perch by a Red Wattlebird and the underwing 'silver dollars' were seen. Raspy kek call as it took off. It was last seen flying SW over the park and was unable to be relocated. Too distant for phone photo.
Joy Tansey 11/11 #268595
Channel-billed Cuckoo
Banyule Flats Reserve
Heard at 9.30am. Then at 9.45am following a chorus of alarm calls from Noisy Miners, Silver Gulls, Galahs, Rainbow Lorikeets and Magpies seen flying overhead being chased by Galahs, Rainbow Lorikeets and Magpies. GPS of sighting: -37.7491446, 145.0874444
Lyn Easton 11/11 #268594
Tue 8Olive Whistler
Devils Bend Reservoir
Single bird mixing with Grey Shrike-thrushes and Golden Whistlers. I have never seen one on the Mornington Peninsula before
Mark Lethlean 8/11 #268587
Sat 5Blue-faced Honeyeater
Frankston South
A pair were feeding on our grevilleas in our front garden. Once again, the lousy noisy minors scared them off.
Liz Bawden 5/11 #268576
Difficult to find/ hard to see
Early arrival or late departure
Interesting behaviour
High/low numbers
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Outlying population
Repeat report of highlights
Of general interest to birders
Outside normal range/irruption
Exceptional number
Repeat report of megas
Rare vagrant Australia or Victoria
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